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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #375 on: July 22, 2010, 08:10:38 PM »
I just posted some photos from her wedding on the Royal Weddings thread.  :)
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« Reply #376 on: July 22, 2010, 09:07:32 PM »
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« Reply #377 on: July 22, 2010, 09:08:21 PM »
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« Reply #378 on: July 22, 2010, 09:08:50 PM »


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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #379 on: July 23, 2010, 07:32:23 AM »
I just posted some photos from her wedding on the Royal Weddings thread.  :)

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #380 on: July 31, 2010, 12:23:01 AM »


The colour-version of the beautiful DE LÁSZLÓ portrait of Princess Beatrice, she was the last child of Queen Victoria to die in 1944.


Some info on the portrait:

PROVENANCE:
Daughter of the sitter, Queen Victoria Eugénia of Spain, Villa Vieille Fontaine, Lausanne, Switzerland;
By descent in the family;
Sold at auction at Sotheby’s, London, on 28 October 2008

"De László probably first met Princess Beatrice when he was painting members of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid in 1910, although he had painted her brother-in-law, Prince Louis of Battenberg (later 1st Marquess of Milford Haven) in 1909 and other members of the Battenberg family two years before that. He had already painted a half-length portrait of Princess Beatrice in 1912. [This doesn't ring a bell with me, has anyone else seen it?]

On 2 July 1926 Princess Beatrice attended a reception at de László’s home in Fitzjohn’s Avenue together with her son, the Marquess of Carisbrooke (whom de László had painted in 1920), to view de László’s recently completed portrait of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Randall Davidson. The following week he finished in London his fourth portrait of Queen Ena of Spain, Princess Beatrice’s daughter, during a private visit of the King and Queen. This painting was presented to Princess Beatrice by her daughter. Immediately afterwards de László left for Normandy for a cure for troublesome varicose veins in his leg caused “through so much standing”. ....On 12 August he and Lucy went to stay with Princess Beatrice at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, apparently for a holiday; but while there de László began a head study of Princess Beatrice, a small, rather severe portrait showing the sitter full face. This, however, he abandoned and the sketch remained unsigned, as was so often the case with de László’s unfinished portraits, in the artist’s possession until his death. The present study, approximately the same size as the abandoned study, shows the sitter wearing the same choker as in the first version, but in full profile, which is unusual in de László’s oeuvre. A recent biographer of Princess Beatrice writes of the present portrait: “[it] is a handsome image showing her in profile, her face thinner with age; not crushed by the years but wise and kindly, staring into the distance, as always in Beatrice’s case avoiding contact with the viewer.” While at Carisbrooke Castle de László also took the opportunity to make a couple of landscape studies , as well as a drawing for the Comptroller of the Princess’s Household, Sir Victor Corkran."
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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #381 on: July 31, 2010, 12:29:05 AM »
Lovely profile! I do hope that the King of Spain bought this magnificent portrait for the Spanish Collection! I simply could not understand why he wouldn't   have bought it! If I were in his shoes and a portrait of my great grand mother came up for sale I wouldn't hesitate in acquiring it. Especially a de Laszlo for that matter!

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« Reply #382 on: July 31, 2010, 12:40:06 AM »
Actually, it's so true to life looking.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #383 on: July 31, 2010, 04:57:13 PM »

"De László [...]had already painted a half-length portrait of Princess Beatrice in 1912. [This doesn't ring a bell with me, has anyone else seen it?]




The present location of this painting is unknown


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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #384 on: July 31, 2010, 09:55:04 PM »
Duh. I've seen that a gazillion times.  :-[  I can't believe I didn't remember it.  :o  I'm going to blame how late it was when I was posting.  ;)  Thanks so much Veronica for posting it.
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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #385 on: August 01, 2010, 01:57:03 PM »
Oh I do like that latter portrait; I hope it will turn up again so we will able to see it in colour.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #386 on: August 02, 2010, 12:05:47 AM »
Me too ! It looks lovely. Is it still in the hands of the family or sold already ?

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #387 on: August 02, 2010, 01:26:49 AM »
Wonder what it's worth?

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #388 on: August 02, 2010, 06:25:00 AM »
Quite alot I should think. As much as the Princess Louise portrait.

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Re: Princess Beatrice, Prince Henry of Battenberg and family
« Reply #389 on: August 02, 2010, 06:54:35 AM »
If I had the money I'd buy it.